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Karnataka plans to increase area under sericulture
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Dec '11
The government of south Indian State of Karnataka plans to increase the area under sericulture in the State from the present 155,000 acres to 200,000 acres over the next few years.

BN Bache Gowda, Minister for Sericulture, said the government would give incentives to sericulture farmers in the State to encourage them to increase their area under sericulture.

He informed that about 49,000 sericulture farmers were given cash incentive in 2011 under the Suvarna Bhoomi scheme.

He stated that a great portion of land in the traditional sericulture areas of the State was lost to urbanization and industrialization, and hence, the government had made plans to encourage sericulture in non-traditional areas.

He added that sericulture is being taken up by people in some districts of north Karnataka.

On the question of silk import from China, the Minister said India produces 21,000 tons of silk against the demand of 30,000 tons per annum. Hence, private enterprises import Chinese silk, which is sold to powerloom operators in the country.

Karnataka produces 7,500 tons of silk annually and accounts for about 45 percent of India's overall silk production. The silk clothes produced in the State fetches Rs. 90 million every year.

The Minister also presented awards to 121 sericulture farmers and reelers selected for 2008-09, and 87 sericulture growers and reelers for 2009-10.

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